Since the causes of the war find their root in fear, with...

Plainwell (Mich.) Enterprise

Since the causes of the war find their root in fear, with its attendant evils of greed, lust for power, covetousness, hatred, malice, and the like, Christian Scientists realize that the war is mental. As nations are made up of individuals the destruction in the consciousness of the individual of the belief in these evils, through the process of right thinking induced by the spiritual understanding of God, good, as the only power,—in short, absolute obedience to the First Commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me,"—would bring a cessation of the strife, and peace would follow.

Such a peace, predicated on the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, would be both honorable and permanent, and would show progress of the nations along the lines of spiritual understanding, which is the only true progress. Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, in her book "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany," makes this clear in the following words (p. 277): "The characters and lives of men determine the peace, prosperity, and life of nations." And on page 281 she says, "War will end when nations are ripe for progress."

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